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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 21, 2011 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

I was thinking the same thing about Feb. If you quit at '74 then its tough to argue against Feb.

2-14-68
The last week of Feb '69
The second week of Feb '70
The opening run, especially the first show of '71
2-19-73
the opening Winterland run of '74

good stuff

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Poster: yesss! Date: Sep 21, 2011 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

yeah, february is my #2 behind may- based on 73, 74, and 77 alone. in each of those years the band sounds totally different (to my ears) in the february shows than they had the previous year. they had obviously been working on new things during the january down time and you can hear the differences both in individual playing and overall band sound. and i think feb. '73 is a particularly strong and kind of under-appreciated month. the band sounds so positive and lively and energized during the whole month and it just sounds like they are having fun.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Sep 21, 2011 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

I like your thinking elbow, but I'd put the entire month of Feb. '69 up there - certainly not the most perfect, but some of the most consistently ferocious and explosive playing the band have ever done...